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Little Green Leprechaun Footprints

By Marie LeBaron

This time of year, around St. Patrick’s Day, there are always sneaky little leprechauns looking for gold.
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So we made these Green Footprint Clue Cards to help lead them on a hunt!

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Supplies for Leprechaun Footprints

* green paint – I used acrylic paint
* paper plate
* paint brush to mix
* paper or folded cards
* green crayon
* paper towels
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1. Pour the paint onto the paper plate and spread it around with the paint brush.

2.  Get your paper ready. We practiced on big sheets of paper first, then we stamped our hands onto cards for the clues.
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3. Put your hand into a fist and dip the bottom of it in the paint. Then stamp the paper with your fist. You can just do one hand or two hands for a right and left footprint.

4. Now put one of your finger tips into the paint. Stamp your finger onto the paper, just above the fist print. Stamp your finger 5 times for 5 toes.
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After we made the footprints onto cards, we also made little fingerpaint stamped clovers. My son suggested that we number our clue cards by the number of leaves on the clover. So we have 4 cards each with a number of leaves on it’s clover!
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Let these dry, then they’re ready for writing clues on the inside. We came up with 4 places to hide clues with the final destination finding the pot of gold (yellow paper coins!)
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We also made these fun Leprechaun Ears again to wear as we wait to see if those sneaky Leprechauns come to find our gold!!

Find more St. Patrick’s Day ideas here!

Published March 5, 2009. Last updated March 10, 2017.
About the Author

Marie LeBaron

Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.


Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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